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February 4th, 2009


So by now, you’ve heard of the marvelous miraculous thing that is Shamwow. Er, sorry. Shamwow! But did you know that there are imitators out there? And I encountered one? I trust you did not.

A few months back I went to Sears to scope out something or other when an announcement came over the PA saying that free gifts were being given out at noon. That was just minutes away so, naturally, I wanted a piece of the action. I went to the front of the store as instructed where I was greeted with a guy up on a small stage behind a podium along with a crowd of 40 or 50 people.

This guy launched into how miraculous and marvelous this Super Shammy was. And it was! He did the whole schtick: cleaned up a 40 ouncer that was spilled on carpet, soaked up the ocean entire, etc. But as I stood there I thought, “Man, Sears has really taken a plunge.” This is like Zayre-level stuff here.

Nevertheless, I did get to take home my free gift. It was a small Super Shammy. “Carry it in your purse!” the attached card said. I did not. I will say that I used the Super Shammy once and it failed miserably… but that’s another Ping.

In any case this is hilarious:

Posted in Consumer Commentary

Ryan February 4, 2009, 8:49 pm

I’d like to see a Snuggie combined with a Shamwow. “Just rub yourself on the spill and AWAY IT GOES!”

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